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Social Worker, Care and Protection, One Year Fixed Term - Oranga Tamariki

Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children
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Social, welfare & community
Hawkes Bay - Napier
Hawkes Bay
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Fixed Term Contract
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Social Worker, Care and Protection, One Year Fixed Term - Oranga Tamariki


Date: 05-May-2019

Location: Hawke's Bay, NZ

Company: Oranga Tamariki

Social Worker - One Year Fixed Term, Full Time, Napier


  • Make a difference for children, families and communities
  • Empower children and young people to achieve their full potential
  • Attractive Remuneration Package


As a Social Worker you will have an opportunity to change the lives of our young people and their whānau, helping them to achieve to their full potential. Using the latest strengths-based practice tools and assessment frameworks; you will work hard to get quality outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi. Due to parental leave, we have a 12 month fixed term role at our Napier Site.

A big part of your day will be:


  • Meeting with children and young people and ensuring their voices are heard.
  • Completing assessments and creating plans.
  • Participating in family group conferences.
  • Partnering with other agencies and the community to find the best outcomes for everyone.

We can offer:


  • A challenging, fascinating and rewarding career.
  • A competitive market salary between $54,746.80 and $91,606 (commensurate to skills and experience).
  • On-going support and career development.
  • Discounts on Southern Cross Health Insurance.
  • Access to a government banking package with Westpac – special offers and rates.


What you'll bring:


  • A social work qualification that is recognised by the SWRB or have full SWRB registration and a current APC.
  • The ability to listen – hear what the child or young person has to say.
  • Cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Resilience, motivation and be self-driven.
  • Flexibility to work an after-hours duty roster.
  • Strong computer literacy.
  • A full, clean and valid New Zealand driver's licence.


About us:


At Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children we're on a journey to ensure that all tamariki are in loving whānau and communities. Oranga Tamariki is leading social work practice that is child-centred, trauma informed and effective for Māori as well as other cultures. To find out more about we do, Click Here

Applications close:  21 July 2019

How to apply:


Please apply using the “apply now” button. Your cover letter will be a key part of our assessment process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the competencies listed in the position description. 

Current Oranga Tamariki employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work.  This will ensure your myHR employee profile is recognised as ‘internal'.

For any further discussion about the role contact Donna MacNicol on    

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